Mission Statement


We aspire to be an Enrichment Center for all residents of the community, giving them the keys to lifelong learning and discovery. Libraries transform lives.


We encourage and support the personal, educational, and professional needs of the community with emphasis on reading and learning at all ages.

Strategic Plan

Learn about the library's new PDF iconBPL Strategic Plan 2024 - 2026!

2022 Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday closed


2022 Holiday Closings
Sat. Jan. 1 New Year's Day
Mon. Jan. 17 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Mon. Feb. 21 Presidents Day
Fri. Apr. 15 Good Friday
Sun. Apr. 17 Easter Sunday
Mon. May 30 Memorial Day
Mon. Jun. 20 Juneteenth (Observed)
Mon. Jul. 4 Independence Day
Mon. Sep. 5 Labor Day
Mon. Oct. 10 Columbus Day
Fri. Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Wed. Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Eve (close at 5:00 p.m.)
Thu. Nov. 24 Thanksgiving
Sat. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
Sun. Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Mon. Dec. 26 Christmas Day (Observed)
Sat. Dec. 31 New Year's Eve
Location and Directions

Street Address:

600 Bohland Ave
Bellwood, IL 60104


Library Board of Trustees
Title: Name Expires Contact
President Ms. Constance Riales 2029 Contact
Vice President Ms. Maria Perez 2027 Contact
Treasurer Ms. Mary Clements 2027 Contact
Secretary Mr. Reginald Stewart 2025 Contact
Trustee: Felicia Chase 2029 Contact
Trustee: Mrs. Dorothy Clark-Smith 2029 Contact
Trustee: Pastor Michael Horton 2025 Contact


Board Meetings

The Library Board meets in the Library at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, except July and August. 

All meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to members of the public who wish to observe.

Current Year Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

For Past Years, visit the Archive

Board Meeting Schedule 2023:

January 10, 2023 (Virtual Meeting)

February 13, 2023 (Virtual Meeting)

March 14, 2023 (Virtual Meeting)

April 11, 2023 (Virtual Meeting)

May 30, 2023 -- In Person

June 13, 2023 -- In Person

September 12, 2023 -- In Person

October 10, 2023 -- In Person

November 14, 2023 -- In Person

December 12, 2023 -- In Person

Legal Notices and Notes

FY23 Budget: $3,823,309

PDF iconLevy 2022.pdf

As of January 1, 2023: Full-Time Employees = 11, Part-Time Employees = 16

IMRF Notice:  Public Act 101-0504 requires IMRF to post certain employer cost and participation information on its website.  Public Act 101-0504 also requires municipalities, which participate in IMRF and have a website, to post a link to the IMRF website. You may click here to visit the IMRF website or copy and paste the following link in your internet browser:  https://www.imrf.org/en/about-imrf/transparency/employer-cost-and-participation-information .